Springbrook Animal Care Center Begins Construction in Naperville, IL
Todd Prince, D.V.M., Tom Staudacher, D.V.M., and SandraFaeh, D.V.M., are pleased to announce construction of their new facility, the Springbrook Animal Care Center, which is located on Route 59 andCantore Road in Naperville, Illinois. The Springbrook Animal Care Center is an extension of the Naperville Animal Hospital located on Ogden Avenue in Naperville. The building’s architectural design was a collaborative effort between Architect Mike Buhr,A.L.A.,of Craftstone Architects, Inc., located in Plainfield, Illinois,Guy Valcour, P.E., of Geosolar Energy Farm, located in Burr Ridge, Illinois and Philip Wolf, P.E., founder of the Wolf Pack, a company specializing in sustainable land development services, located in Downers Grove Illinois.Construction Management and Civil Engineering services are being provided by Wolf Pack Development, Inc. Joan Kaufman, ASID, IIDA of Interior Planning &Design, Inc. located in Naperville, will be orchestrating the creation of the Interior design. The new 14,000 square-foot animal care facility will be pursuing LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of LEED certification offered by the U.S. Green Building Council. Completion is scheduled for the second quarter of 2013.
According to Dr. Prince, it is important that we strive for buildings that are energy efficient and that promote a sense of well-being. The new facility has extremely well-insulated exterior walls with brick veneer and tinted glass. “We are pleased to offer a new location to serve the Naperville community and surrounding area. The Springbrook Animal Care Center has been designed to provide the highest level of service, sustainability, and comfort for patrons and their pets,” states Dr. Prince.
Joan Kaufman states “From the moment you walk in the door you will feel the difference. The center is designed to support the health of each animal and person who visits the space. Sustainable materials have been carefully integrated into a stunning setting using natural light, adjustable lighting systems, and highly durable finishes – all carefully selected to achieve timeless style and character.”
Mike Buhr states, “We have investigated many different design and construction options versus the energy consumption costs and have designed a building that will have substantially lower monthly utility bills and should realize a return on investment in 7 years.”
Phil Wolf notes, “The Center has been designed with radiantly heated floors, photo-voltaic panels, solar water heating, a rain water recovery system, and a wind generator. The heating and cooling systems at Springbrook utilize geothermal energy. Heat pumps efficiently use the ground beneath the parking lot to obtain heat in the winter and cool the building in summer months. More than 85 skylights, doors with glazing, and interior transom windows bring in natural sunlight wherever possible. Lighting fixtures utilize highly efficient LED’s to minimize electrical use. We are continuously looking for practical ways to incorporate innovative sustainable designs into our homes and work spaces.
The Springbrook Animal Care Center will not only provide great care for your pets but also serve as an example of how green and sustainable technologies can be effectively utilized. The Springbrook Animal Care Center will offer complete state-of-the-art pet care with personalized customer service for owners of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and pocket pets. The practice is built on the latest advances in veterinary medicine combined with the ultimate in service, comfort, and customer care. Comprehensive veterinary care combined with high quality service—the focus is always on meeting the needs of our patients and their owners. From veterinary surgery to pet daycare services, expect the extraordinary from the Pet Experts at Springbrook Animal Care Center